Roman Blood (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
576
Utgivningsdatum
2004-11-01
Förlag
Robinson Publishing
Dimensioner
198 x 130 x 37 mm
Vikt
378 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781849016056
Roman Blood (häftad)

Roman Blood

Häftad Engelska, 2004-11-01
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A thrilling puzzle from the ancient world with real historical characters and based on a case in Cicero's Orations - Roman Blood is a perfect blend of mystery and history by a brilliant storyteller. On an unseasonably warm spring morning in 80BC, Gordianus the Finder is summoned to the house of Cicero, a young advocate and orator preparing his first important case. His client is Umbrian landowner, Sextus Roscius, accused of the unforgivable: the murder of his own father. Gordianus agrees to investigate the crime - in a society fire with deceit, betrayl and conspiracy, where neither citizen nor slave can be trusted to speak the truth. But even Gordianus is not prepared for the spectacularly dangerous fireworks that attend the resolution of this ugly, delicate case...
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Remarkable...classical historical mystery, in every sense. * Kirkus Reviews * Sweeping and marvellously evocative. * Booklist * Really excellent...an enthralling recreation of time and place, fascinating storytelling. * Derek Jacobi * Gripping historical thrillers...Saylor's understanding of the rich complexity of Roman life has a universal appeal. * San Fransisco Chronicle * Remarkable...as stirring blend of history and mystery, well-seasoned with conspiracy, passion and intrigue. * Publishers Weekly * Wonderfully clever. * New York Times * Saylor's scholarship is breathtaking, his writing enthrals. -- Ruth Rendell How wonderful, to have a scholar write about ancient Rome; how comforting, to feel instant confidence in the historical accuracy of a novel. * Sunday Times *

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Steven Saylor's fascination with Ancient Rome began in childhood. A history graduate and former newspaper and magazine editor, he has now completed numerous novels featuring Gordianus the Finder. He lives in Berkeley, California.